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XC GoPro Magnetic Mount

XC GoPro Magnetic Mount

Cross Country have introduced their new XC GoPro Magnetic Mount, including everything you need to get amazing new angles with your action camera. Using the mount you can attach your camera to the wingtip or centre of your glider, to the pod of your harness or many other places. Features: Super strong magnets to keep […]

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Independence’s EN-B Geronimo2

Independence’s EN-B Geronimo2

Independence have revealed their new EN-B high-performance intermediate wing, the Geronimo². They say it’s a weight-optimised wing (it weighs 4.7-5.3kg), built for distance flying, with good glide performance and a wide speed range plus an easy launch and smooth handling. The Geronimo² is certified EN B, and has an aspect ratio of 5.8. It’s made from lightweight […]

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Alfapilot M16 flight instrument

Alfapilot M16 flight instrument

Alfapilot’s M16 is a sophisticated flight computer based on an eBook reader. It has GPS and GLONASS sensors, plus sensitive barometer, humidity and temperature sensors whose readings are clearly displayed on its 15cm sunlight-readable greyscale e-ink display. The M16 is WiFi enabled, and comes preinstalled with Alfapilot’s in-house SeRi Fly navigation software, XCSoar, and XCtrack. It runs Android so […]

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Ozone announce new Speedster 2 paramotor wing

Ozone announce new Speedster 2 paramotor wing

It’s been a while coming, but Ozone have announced the release of their all-new Speedster 2 paramotor wing for intermediate PPG pilots. Replacing the iconic Speedster was never going to be an easy task. After years of testing, we are pleased to announce that the Speedster 2 is now ready. Much has changed in paraglider design […]

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Exomo electric power unit for paragliders

Exomo electric power unit for paragliders

Exomo is a plug-and-play electric power unit, built for paragliders and other ultralight aircraft. It was developed by Aero Composites Saintonge, the company behind the prototype E-Fan two-seater electric aircraft that was made for Airbus, in collaboration with electric-paramotor school Aeronature. The units comprise a 15kW electrical engine (20hp) with a low-noise carbon propeller, and a […]

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U-Turn Passenger 2 tandem paraglider

U-Turn Passenger 2 tandem paraglider

U-Turn say their new Passenger 2 tandem has an agile solo feel, with light, precise handling and easy launch characteristics. They say its sharknose stability and high-level performance make it a joy to fly. It’s fitted with an advanced trimmer system which pulls down on three rows of lines to retain the ideal wing profile whatever […]

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UP release new EN-B Lhotse

UP release new EN-B Lhotse

UP have added the Lhotse to their paraglider range. It’s a lightweight “mid-B”, the fifth EN-B wing in their current range, designed for a range of uses from hike-and-fly to cross country. Coming in at around 3.3kg in the M size, it’s a lightweight but not an ultra-light wing. Think of it as a compact XC machine, […]

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Stodeus solar-powered GPSBip now shipping

Stodeus solar-powered GPSBip now shipping

Stodeus, the team that brought us the solar-powered BipBip micro vario, are now shipping their much anticipated GPSBip. It’s just as small and light as the BipBip and still solar powered, but as its name sugests it’s equipped with a GPS unit and tracker. During your flight, the GPSBip’s firmware records IGC and KML tracks. It sounds […]

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Nils Carlsson wins Gin Wide Open 2016

Nils Carlsson wins Gin Wide Open 2016

Swedish pilot Nils Carlsson (Mantra M6) won the 2016 GIN Wide Open, which was held in St Jean de Montclar, southern France, from 18-25 June 2016. The Sports and Leisure classes were won by Toby Colombé (Carrera), and Ãgusta Sveinsdottir (Rush 4) won the women’s class, ahead of GIN team pilot Petra Slivova. A rainy start on registration […]

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Meet Sam – Simplify PPG’s first wing

Meet Sam – Simplify PPG’s first wing

SAM stands for ‘Safe Attractive Multiglider’, and it’s the name of Simplify PPG’s first wing, an EN-A /DGAC-approved wing for all uses.  Simplify call the Sam a ‘sport cruiser’, and say it’s for “all pilots who are looking for a high-end A-class wing of the latest generation, which is excellently suited for engine-flights”. They say […]

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Oisín Creagh: Ireland to Africa by paramotor

Oisín Creagh: Ireland to Africa by paramotor

  Oisín Creagh is planning to fly his paramotor on a 3,000km journey from Ireland to Morocco, to raise money and awareness for Gorta-Self Help Africa.  The Cork-based pilot plans to set out from Co. Antrim in August 2016, and expects his journey, which includes 100km over sea, to take around a month depending on weather, flying in the mornings […]

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Sup’Air Strike: hike-and-fly competition harness

Sup’Air Strike: hike-and-fly competition harness

Sup’Air have made a super lightweight pod harness, especially for competition hike-and-fly events. It evolved from their 2015 X-Alps harness, and they say it has a similar feel and comfort to the Delight 2. It’s a step-through, split-leg design with a removable mini seatplate, and a certified 14cm Bumpair back protector. Available in two sizes […]

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Icaro release Nikita 5 freestyle wing

Icaro release Nikita 5 freestyle wing

Nicole Schmmidt told her Nikita 5 she loved it – watch her preview video from May 2016 – and now freestyle pilots can get their hands on the serial version. Icaro say it’s capable of taking talented freestyle pilots through to pro acro pilot status. If you fly it lighter in the weight range, it will give you […]

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Chest-buckle safety notice affects ‘Tens of thousands’

Chest-buckle safety notice affects ‘Tens of thousands’

Tens of thousands of paragliding and paramotoring harnesses have been potentially ruled un-airworthy following a safety notice from buckle-maker Finsterwalder. The company, which supplies buckles to dozens of harness manufactures, issued a safety notice about Click-Lock and T-Lock buckles at the start of June. Since then, it has become clear that thousands of harnesses will […]

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Libres Comme L’Air: Download on demand

Libres Comme L’Air: Download on demand

Antoine Boisellier’s beautiful film about paragliding, hang gliding and other forms of free flight is available as a pay-to-view download, rent or buy. The 52-minute documentary was made for French TV and features stunning aerial and flying footage throughout the Alps. See it here: vimeo.com/ondemand/lclversionfrance

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Cross Country 171: July 2016

Cross Country 171: July 2016

  “Always go for a beer with your friends after a long day’s flying,” advises big-distance flyer Mike Cavanagh. It can be so illuminating to learn from other pilots’ thoughts and experiences, which can be wildly different from your own, and Issue 171 is like the most vibrant, detailed post-flight conversation you could ever hope […]

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Become an Independence team pilot

Become an Independence team pilot

Independence are recruiting team pilots. Successful applicants will be offered the new EN-B Geronimo² at a heavily discounted price. Applications should be sent by email, to info@independence.aero. The special price of  €1999 is reserved for team pilots, but all Geronimo² pilots, whether team pilots or not, are eligible to win prizes for kilometres flown. Flights should be submitted […]

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Swing release Twin RS tandem paraglider

Swing release Twin RS tandem paraglider

Swing’s latest tandem paraglider, the Twin RS, will be available from the end of June 2016. The RS stands for RAST, or Ram Air Section Technology, and Swing say the Twin RS is the first tandem to use the technology which aids launch behaviour and reduces the risk of collapses in turbulent air. The other features […]

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Paraglider pilot rescued by lifeboat after landing in the sea

Paraglider pilot rescued by lifeboat after landing in the sea

Dramatic footage of the moment a paraglider pilot was rescued from the sea has been released by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Wales. It shows a lifeboatman, identified only as Sam, swimming towards an unnamed pilot who is clinging to rocks after landing in the sea earlier this season. The incident happened on Sunday […]

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Apco release universal airbag for PPG harnesses

Apco release universal airbag for PPG harnesses

Apco Aviation have released an underseat airbag for paramotor harnesses, to offer protection from hard landings.  The self-inflating airbag is made from tough material and has a large volume for optimal protection. It is available in a split-legs version, and a Universal /SLT version that will fit many other harness brands too. apcoaviation.com • Got news? […]

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